Opportunities for Students in Equity Research Studies
CONSORT-Equity Road Testing
We are looking for students to help us conduct a survey to assess the applicability of the CONSORT-Equity reporting items for RCTs.
Development and user testing of Evidence for Equity
Evidence for Equity aims to develop a searchable online database of user-friendly summaries of systematic reviews, with assessment of whether the results can be applied/extrapolated to disadvantaged populations. Would you like to contribute to writing summaries? Or conduct interviews with potential user of the summaries so that we can improve them?
Sex and Gender in Systematic Reviews
We are looking for students to help review all published systematic reviews in Campbell and Cochrane to identify those which have considered sex/gender.
Knowledge Translation methods
In the XXI century it is even more important to adapt to the new range of technologies available to explore new possibilities and evaluate implementation. Could we action the best information available to make a difference for patients with musculoskeletal conditions?
Testing methods of updating and priority setting
Priority setting is always an important (and controversial) issue. Cochrane reviews are world leaders because of the commitment to keep them up-to-date. But how can we choose when and which reviews should be updated and how do we decide when a review is out of date?
Impact of a Decision Aid application
Decision aids are a recognized tool for improving patient-health professional communication and improved shared decision making. New technologies bring new opportunities for better and faster dissemination of these tools, but also challenges on whether the spirit of the intervention can be kept or will be diluted or challenged by the new technologies. Designing and evaluating the impact of new applications for smartphones are other devices can allow a faster and more up-to-date use of these tools. The application of these with low literacy populations needs testing.
For more information on these opportunities, please contact us!
Jennifer Petkovic: Jennifer.Petkovic [at] uottawa.ca